Lucy Dacus Announces ‘2019’ EP & Shares Phil Collins Cover


Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus will release 2019, an EP collecting each of her holiday-themed singles on November 8 via Matador Records. Dacus accompanied news of the new EP by unveiling her rendition of “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins in honor of Halloween.

All year long Lucy has been issuing one-off singles to celebrate holidays and other notable dates. Her last single was a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” in tribute to The Boss’ birthday as well as her father’s birthday. The series started with “La Vie En Rose” for Valentine’s Day, “My Mother & I” for Mother’s Day and “Forever Half Mast” for Independence Day. 2019 will include “Last Christmas” and the New Year’s tribute “Fools Gold.”

Phil Collins originally released “In The Air Tonight” as the lead single on his 1981 debut album, Face Value. “Perhaps the best eerie bop of all time, and certainly the best drum fill. The image in the first verse is so unsettling- watching someone watch someone drown without moving to save them,” Dacus said of the song she turned into a Halloween anthem. People have wondered if this is something Phil Collins really witnessed, but the song is actually just a manifestation of his anger and frustration about his divorce. It’s tense, dark, and so much fun, as a good Halloween should be. This was the most fun I’ve ever had in a studio.”

Listen to Lucy’s version of “In The Air Tonight” below:

2019 Tracklist

  1. Fool’s Gold
  2. La Vie En Rose
  3. My Mother & I
  4. Forever Half Mast
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. In The Air Tonight
  7. Last Christmas